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HealthFinders August 2012 Events

HealthFinders August 2012 Events

August 01, 2012

August 2012 Events

Events are free & held at HealthFinders unless indicated.  Registration is requested, please call 692-4444. HealthFinders will be closed on Saturday, August 11 and will close at 7 pm on other Saturdays.

FREE “Back 2 School” Foot Screenings for Children

Wednesday, August 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join Joseph Menn, DPM, and Jordanna Baker, DPM, of Coastal Podiatry Associates, for FREE foot screenings.  Children from birth to 18 are welcome to attend. Each child registered will receive a special treat from the doctors! Registration required, please call 692-4444 for appointments for your child.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Seminar (Screenings in Sept/Oct)

Wednesday, August 29, 2 - 3 p.m.

PAD is known as poor circulation and mainly affects adults over age 50. Cardiac educator Debbie Kirkman, RN, will discuss the risk factors, screening and prevention for PAD.  Attendees receive first choice for free PAD screenings in September and October. Registration requested: 692-4444.




Epilepsy Support Group
Saturday, August 4, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

La Leche Breastfeeding Group
Wednesday, August 8, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Helping mothers breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement and information. This is a women’s only group.

Safe Sitter Babysitting Class
Thursday, August 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A seven-hour national babysitting course for 11 – 13 year olds.  Fee: $35 includes book bag and materials.  Registration required: 692-4444.

Know the Signs, Symptoms & Treatments of Hypothyroidism
Monday, August 13, 5 - 6 p.m.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone, which mainly works for the body’s metabolism.  Join Robert Kimpton, MD, with South Strand Primary Care, as he discusses the signs, symptoms and  treatments for hypothyroidism.

AARP Driver Safety Course
Wednesday and Thursday, August 15 & 16, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
For individuals 50+; most insurance companies offer a discount following completion.  Fee: $14 ($12 for AARP members).  Registration is required, 692-4444.

Fibromyalgia Support Group
Thursday, August 16, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

ARC Support Group
Monday, August 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Grief Support Group
Tuesday, August 21, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Thyroid Cancer Support Group
Tuesday, August 21, 6 - 7 p.m.

Diabetes Support Group - Stroke Awareness
Tuesday, August 28, 3 - 4 p.m.
Having diabetes greatly increases the risk of stroke! Learn more as Denise Wilson, RN, BSN, CDE, talks about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of stroke.

Pre-Diabetes Class
Tuesday, August 28, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Have abnormal blood sugars but have not been diagnosed with diabetes?  Denise Wilson, RN, BSN, CDE, will review diagnostic criteria, risk factors and lifestyle changes that can prevent/slow the development of Type 2 diabetes. Fee: $10. Attendees receive a certificate for a discounted A1c test.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, 692-4444.

August Community Screenings

Community Cholesterol Screenings:
Wednesday, August 8, 9 - 10 a.m.
Grand Strand Regional Medical Center main lobby.
Finger stick total cholesterol screening $7 and lipid profile, which requires a 12 hour fast, $20.

Wednesday, August 15, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. - YMCA (see below for details)

Lifeline Screenings:

Tuesday, August 21, Lakeside Baptist Church, 615 11th Ave North, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Wednesday, August 22, Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, 2637 South Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC

In a little more than an hour, you can be screened with painless, non-invasive, ultrasound technology for stroke, aneurysms and heart disease.  $149 for five preventive health screenings.

Call 877-532-9337 to register or for more information!

Ongoing Events/Program

Walk-In Health Screenings Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.  - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cholesterol, blood pressure, A1c and weight screenings on a walk-in basis.  Finger stick cholesterol screening, $7; lipid profile, which requires a 12 hour fast, $20; A1c testing, $20. No charge for blood pressure and weight. 

Ask the PharmacistFridays, 2 - 4 p.m.  Bring your medication for review. One on one consults. 

Prime of Life Yoga - Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - noon.  Fee: $8 per class.  

Hatha Yoga Classes - Fridays, 11 a.m. - noon.  Fee: $8 per class.  

YMCA

Hospital classroom in the YMCA; 62nd Avenue N. Ext. & Bypass 17, Myrtle Beach

Ask the PharmacistTuesday, August 14, 10 a.m. – noon. Bring your medication for review.  One on one consults. 

Cholesterol & Blood Pressure Screening Wednesday, August 15, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Finger stick total cholesterol screening $7 and lipid profile, which requires a 12 hour fast, $20. Free blood pressure.

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